“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” (1 John 3:16)
Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate – The Church of Alexandria

St. Mary & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church
Reaching out to Somerset and Hunterdon Counties in NJ

Resources on 9. St. Mary's Fast

St. Mary’s Song of Praise – Part 4 (Luke 1:53-55)

In this ongoing series covering St. Mary’s Song of Praise (Luke 1:46-55), we have previously discussed God’s humility, mercy, and power. Today, we will focus on God’s justice, a theme that strongly resonates in the final verses of the Song of Mary, from verses 53-55.  Let’s begin with verse 53, “He has filled the hungry…

St. Mary’s Song of Praise – Part 3 (Luke 1:52-53)

In honor of St. Mary’s fast, we’ve delved into the Song of St. Mary (Luke 1:46-55). Firstly, we discussed humility by focusing on vv. 46-48 and then discussed God’s mercy using verses 49 and 50. This week, we will be focusing on Luke 1:51-52. In these couple of verses, St. Mary is praising God’s strength…

St. Mary’s Song of Praise – Part 1 (Luke 1:46-55)

Throughout the month of August,  our church will be contemplating St. Mary’s Song of Praise (Luke 1:46-55). This Song of Praise reveals the virtues of the Theotokos and the relationship she has with God. The first few verses of this Song of Praise focus on humility as St. Mary glorifies God saying, “My soul magnifies…